Talks & Tours

Daily Tours

Our Halifax Daily Tours are optional and included with admission. These tours are available Tuesday to Sunday at 2:00 pm and Thursdays at 2:00 and 7:00pm. In Yarmouth group tour bookings and school tours are available by appointment.

Our well trained guides conduct the tour, by interpreting the collection and exhibitions through conversations with visitors from around the world.

Booking a Guided Tour

Guided tours, hands-on activities, and specially-designed workshops are offered at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia for organized groups for a fee. Please complete our online booking form or contact our Information Desk: info.desk@novascotia.ca (902) 424-5280

guided tour booking form

Talk & Tours 

Get closer to the works and get behind the scenes by joining our talks & tours led by curators and artists year-round. Click the link below to see what’s on.

Upcoming Talks and Tours


Girl Guides of Canada / Scouts of Canada

The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia is an excellent resource for completing many of the requirements for arts and culture badges in all levels of Guiding and Scouts. Take an interactive guided tour of the Gallery to learn more about how artists work, what inspires them, and how art influences society.

The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia Halifax is open Thursday evenings until 9:00 pm. Most Girl Guide/Scout groups change their meeting night to Thursday on the week they want to visit the Gallery. The program is 1.5 hours, and is generally booked from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm. The group rate on Thursday evenings is $30 for a guided tour for youth, adults by donation.